"The hype is justified. . . . Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing."--"The Washington Post"
"A legal thriller that's comparable to classics such as Scott Turow's "Presumed Innocent" . . . Tragic and shocking, "Defending Jacob" is sure to generate buzz."--Associated Press"Stunning . . . a novel that comes to you out of the blue and manages to keep you reading feverishly until the whole thing is completed."--The Huffington Post
"Ingenious . . . Nothing is predictable. All bets are off."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"
"Unexpected twists . . . This novel has major motion picture written all over it."--"The Boston Globe"
"Gripping . . . [Landay] keeps you turning the pages through the shocking gut-punch of an ending."--"Entertainment Weekly""Landay has proven himself to be an extraordinary writer, and Defending Jacob is AN AMAZING NOVEL. Do yourself a favor and read it. It's "that" good."--Nicholas Sparks
"Defending Jacob is SMART, SOPHISTICATED, AND SUSPENSEFUL--capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life."--Lee Child
"A powerful portrayal of a family, a crime, and a community, "Defending Jacob" compels you to flip frantically through the pages, desperate to know what will happen next, then leaves you gasping breathlessly at each shocking revelation. This is a PAGE-TURNER WITH BITE . . . and that's "before" you get to the end."--Lisa Gardner
"GRIPPING . . . The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill."--"People""A novel like this comes along maybe once a decade. William Landay's "Defending Jacob "is A TOUR DE FORCE, a full-blooded legal thriller about a murder trial and the way it shatters a family."--Joseph Finder
"HARROWING . . . This searing narrative proves the ancient Greek tragedians were right: The worst punishment is not death but living with what you--knowingly or unknowingly--have done."--Publishers Wshow more